The FLUX ScanPad is primarily a utility for FLUX Super Stack users, but doesn't require FLUX or a Super Stack to function; any Mac user with access to a scanner may find it highly useful. Among other things, FLUX Super Stacks offer users a Page palette that generates different page layouts for the creation of comics-on-disk. Where does the ScanPad fit in to all this? The ScanPad contains the same page blanks as a Super Stack. Users choose which panel layouts they want, then print them. Next they sketch their artwork onto the pages, and scan them back into their Mac with a scanner. The resulting images fit exactly into the comics workspace within a FLUX Super Stack, thus expediting the copy and paste process. Everyone knows how difficult it is to create freehand sketches of substantial number or complexity on the average computer system. The ScanPad allows you to sketch your designs naturally with pen and paper, then input them to your machine in a digital format. Once inside the Mac, the images can be further manipulated with any paint style application, or directly installed into a waiting Super Stack, for possible publication in a future issue of FLUX, or creation of a custom Personal Edition of the magazine. [NOTE: With the imminent arrival of the FLUX LaunchPad, any work you create in a Super Stack may also be exported into separate stack form- so you're not locked into using FLUX magazine as the only outlet for your work. The LaunchPad complements the existing Magic palette in Super Stacks. Magic allows HyperCard Player users to access many authoring and scripting level functions hitherto available only to buyers of the HyperCard Development Kit from Apple. The LaunchPad allows you to make your creations into separate stacks, independent of FLUX magazine or Super Stacks, while still retaining exclusive Super Stack features like working Balloon buttons and custom navigational access.] In fact, the ScanPad itself can easily be used (alone!) to facilitate ANY process involving freehand sketching or painting on your Mac, as it helps you pull in custom artwork in a reliable, known size and format, quickly and conveniently. Though Super Stacks accept only black and white imagery, the ScanPad itself may be used to scan in grayscale or color pictures for virtually any use or application, so long as you possess the scanning hardware necessary to support it. Happy Scanning!